- This sentence is libellous (defamatory and untrue).
- Race-hatred: Volksverhetzung. Mr Irving has never been
convicted of this crime.
- This quotation is libellous (defamatory and untrue).
- This alleged quotation is from a May 1, 1959 Daily Mail
newspaper interview. It is fictitious.
- The phrase "a pariah among historians" identifies Fischer's
source as Professor Lipstadt.
- This allegation ("rails against Jews") is libellous
(defamatory and untrue).
- Jeffrey Dahmer was an American mass-murderer who killed up to
a dozen young men, cannibalised and carved them up. A more odious
comparison would be difficult to conceive.
- Since only three copies of the book were at this time in the
entire United States, all in the hands of St Martin's Press, it is
not known what basis the "reviewers and historians" had for this
- Mr Irving's father "abandoned" his family to fight Hitler in
WW2 as a naval officer, unlike others who scurried to safety
across the Atlantic and elsewhere. The allegation first surfaced
in a secret intelligence
report by the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
- Cesarani is director of thbe Wiener Library, established by
the British Government as a Jewish propaganda library during
- Untrue. Mr Irving never paid any compensation to Anne Frank's
father, who (wisely) did not initiate proceedings against
- The "tyrannical" allegation was first stated by a tabloid
British newspaper which claimed to have interviewed Mr Irving's
four daughters after he brought the Goebbels Diaries back from
Moscow; they telephoned him in tears to protest that they had
never even spoken with the newspaper -- it was a pure
- Nicholas Irving, then a serving Royal Air Force officer,
changed his name when the Air Ministry took a hostile interest in
his brother's books after The Destruction of
Dresden was published.
- The journalist was Nicholas Farrell of
The Sunday Telegraph ("Mandrake"),
who wrote a glowing half-page profile of Mr Irving, after he found
the Eichmann Papers in Argentina.